-RBA *Minnesota *Minnesota Statewide *April 27, 2012 *MNST1204.27-Birds mentioned
Hotline: Minnesota Statewide
Date: April 27, 2012
Sponsor: Minnesota Ornithologists' Union (MOU) http://moumn.org
Reports: (763) 780-8890
Compiler: Anthony Hertzel ([log in to unmask])
This is the Minnesota Birding Report for April 26th, 2012.
On April 20th, Andrew Krenz found a BLACK-NECKED STILT at the southwest end of Lake Lilly in Blue Earth County, and it was still being seen on the 25th. An unidentified ibis was also here on the 23rd.
On the 22nd, Herb Dingmann found a SAY'S PHOEBE near Preston in Fillmore County and a WHITE-WINGED DOVE in Lewiston, Winona County. The phoebe was at a pond two and a half miles south and a mile east of Preston, and the White-winged Dove was north of the water tower at the community services center. The dove was relocated later in the evening by Chris Benson near the intersection of Williams and Rice streets.
In Duluth, Peder Svingen reported a RED-THROATED LOON on the 26th near the Sky Harbor Airport of Park Point.
On the 23rd, Marshall Howe found a WHIMBREL in southwestern Cass County, just south of where state highway 64 runs east-to-west between Hubbard and Cass counties. The bird was about 100 feet south of the Hubbard County line.
On the 22nd, Phil Chu reported an amazing total of fifty ibis at Cory Lake in Lac qui Parle County. They were at the Hamlin WMA, and at least 30 were clearly identifiable as WHITE-FACED IBIS. He also reported a single White-faced Ibis in nearby Walter Township on the east side of county road 7 about a third of a mile south of county road 38 -- and two more in Yellow Bank Township near the intersection of 366th Street and 141st Avenue.
Two SPOTTED TOWHEES were in Steve Millard's yard in Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County on the 22nd. Other spring migrants reported since last week include BROAD-WINGED HAWK, SWAINSON'S HAWK, WILLET, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BARN SWALLOW, BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, PINE WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, LARK SPARROW, GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and INDIGO BUNTING.
The next scheduled update of this tape is May 3rd, 2012.